Materials Science and  Engineering undergraduate degree courses

Students in one of our Materials laboratories


in the UK for Materials Technology.
Complete University Guide 2025.


in the UK for Materials Technology.
The Times Good University Guide 2023.

Materials Science and Engineering at Birmingham combines teaching from lecturers who are global experts in their field, with leading edge teaching facilities and laboratories to enhance the learning experience for our students. The department has strong partnerships with key employers who provide projects and work placements for our students and regularly recruit our graduates.

These courses are similar in Year 1 and Year 2 and can offer the flexibility to change courses during the first two years. Similarly, you do not have to decide now whether you wish to do a 3-year or 4-year course, as you will be able to switch between our 3-year and 4-year programmes at the end of Year 2. In order to qualify for a 4-year programme, you must obtain a weighted average of 55% at the end of Year 2.

Other transfers between the courses offered by the School may be possible, but these are exceptional and occur at the discretion of the School's Head of Education. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the admissions team.

Why Study Materials Science and  Engineering at Birmingham?

Since discovering the subject, I have found countless applications in everyday life where materials science has a vital role. The content of the course covers a wide range of sectors and I think it is a perfect blend of science and engineering where complex theory is applied to the real world.
Samuel, MEng Materials Science and Engineering.